WWE SmackDown! Results (10/22) - Orton Vs. Kane & More (With Video)
RAW & Smackdown Teams Make Tonight's Matches
The show began with the participants in the Bragging Rights match in the ring with Teddy Long. Long said for the first time he wouldn't be making the matches tonight and let the matches be decided by the wrestlers. The Miz claimed the ratings would go up because of his appearance tonight on the B-Show and said that in a 6-man tag match he'll team with Ezekial Jackson and the former WWE Champion Sheamus. Big Show replied by picking Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio as his partners for the match. Edge chimed in and made a match between himself and CM Punk, Punk wasn't too pleased.
John Morrison came back from promo school and cut a short but sweet piece on Alberto Del Rio and challenged him to a match. Finally Jack Swagger said he would face Santino who has the worst finisher in the WWE and vowed to whipe the uni-brow off his face. R-Truth wasn't on the show like RAW so Tyler Reks doesn't get a match tonight.
6-Man Tag Team Match
The first match of the night was the six-man tag team match and we kicked off with Sheamus and Rey Mysterio, the Celtic Warrior was impressive early on throwing Rey Mysterio around. It's hard to believe that both men were World Champions as the size difference is amazing. Rey eventually tagged in Kofi who came in with a lot of momentum and knocked Sheamus out of the ring. Rey hit a diving attack off the apron onto Sheamus as we went to the break.
When we came back Ezekiel Jackson in with Kofi Kingston over powering him and the commentators were definitely making Jackson look good, talking him up since his return to WWE this past week. Jackson tagged in Miz who corned Kofi for some attacks before tagging in Sheamus. Kofi tried all he could to get the tag to his team but Sheamus kept him in and again tagged in Miz who tried to prevent Kingston from making the tag but he eventually tagged in Smackdown captain the Big Show and knocked The Miz down with a clothesline as the ring filled up. Show back body dropped Sheamus and Zeke picked up Mysterio only to be knocked down by Big Show, Miz tried to hit an axe handle off the top only to land himself a Chokeslam. Show tagged in Mysterio who hit the splash for the pinfall.
Having the captain suffer the pin? Not sure if that makes sense going into Bragging Rights but regardless Smackdown looked impressive teaming together in this prelude to the pay-per-view.
Dolph Ziggler and Vickie backstage with Josh Matthews
Josh showed footage of Daniel Bryan challenging Ziggler and locking in the LaBell Lock this past week on RAW. Ziggler claimed he was jumped from behind and thought it was a fan wearing his dads old underwear and his grandfather's beard. He said this Sunday the match is like a high school football team against the Superbowl champions. Short promo that doesn't give either man a lot of time to promote the feud, with all the RAW talent on tonights show was it too much to ask for a Daniel Bryan appearance? Let's hope the match this week is better than the promotion for the match.